Good day,

I was wondering if can do a shortcode that gets all the fields in a row stored in a database, with the difference that I do not want to do many shortcodes for the speed of the site.

The row of the database with separate fields, as you will see in the image below.

Database fields

Or if there is another way to do it and it is better, you're welcome.

  • Could you explain what do you mean by “like an array or something like that”? Mar 3, 2019 at 6:03
  • Sorry, I'm wrong, I've been thinking many things with this problem
    – Sebastián
    Mar 3, 2019 at 6:05

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I’m not entirely sure if that’s what you wanted, but... Here’s the code that will register a shortcode, which will get given row and output all the fields of it:

function shortcode_db_row_cb( $atts ) {
    $atts = shortcode_atts( array(
        'id' => false,
    ), $atts, 'db_row' );

    global $wpdb;
    $row = $wpdb->get_row( $wpdb->prepare( "select * from {$wpdb->prefix}TABLE_NAME where id = %d", $atts['id'] ), ARRAY_A );
    $res = '';

    if ( $row ) {
        $res = '<table>';
        $res .= '<tr>';
        foreach ( $row as $k => $v ) $res .= '<th>' . esc_html($k) . '</th>';
        $res .= '</tr>';
        $res .= '<tr>';
        foreach ( $row as $k => $v ) $res .= '<to>' . esc_html($v) . '</td>';
        $res .= '</tr>';
        $res .= '</table>';
        return $res;

    return 'no such row';
add_shortcode( 'db_row', 'shortcode_db_row_cb' );
  • Thanks! Can I request data from the row separately? Or is it necessary to create a new shortcode?
    – Sebastián
    Mar 3, 2019 at 6:43
  • Sorry, but I can’t get what do you mean by that? Do you want to get only some of fields from that row? Do you want to get different rows? Mar 3, 2019 at 6:55
  • The first one, only some of fields from that row. Use one shortcode to get the id, another for name.. and so on. Hopefully only with just 1 shortcode to not slow down the site
    – Sebastián
    Mar 3, 2019 at 7:00
  • Yes, you can pass parameters to shortcodes. I don't think a few shortcodes will make any difference to the speed of your site though.
    – Rup
    Mar 3, 2019 at 8:02
  • Registering more shortcodes won’t affect the speed of site significantly... And yes, you can pass more params in there - here we pass only the ID, but you can pass field name also. Mar 3, 2019 at 8:16

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